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Old 02-11-2009
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i think i need new T-bars

so i cranked my t bars about 8 months ago my drivers side has been sagging i maxed out the drivers side today and i still need to crank it 1/2in more. should i get new torsion bars from like a v8 exploder or lvl II and if i get those will they fit properly?
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Get #1 bars. Somebody chime in on how he would go about doing that.
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Any 1-rated bars should work. My 01 XLT 4x4 had 1-rated bars, so it doesn't have to be from a level II. You could also try reindexed torsion keys... but that would only have the effect of cranking the torsions more... eventually you'd reach the limit of the torsion bars you've got, and it's possible that it could break or just ride like a brick.
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I say #1 bars. I replaced the F's in my truck with them and it's so much nicer than stock. With the F's almost maxed out I have the #1's at factory adjustment and it sat the same height.
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how hard are they to install and about what do they run?
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I think out the door it was ~$160 from a dealer with a discount. You can find them cheaper from 1stfordparts.com or rockauto.com.

Installation is pretty easy. Jack up the front of the vehicle so the weight is off the wheels. Full droop must be attained. Take the cover off where the key sits. Put some type of c-clamp, gear puller or similar tool on the keys itself to take pressure off the adjustment bolt. Take the block out that the adjustment bolt bolts into. Slowly release the gear puller or similar until all tension is off the key. Pull the torsion bar back toward you. Use an air hammer to remove the key. Install on new bar and install it backwards to how you took it out. Put 15 turns on the bolt for "factory" adjustment.

I just did mine about a month ago and I love it so far. As far as installation that's how I remember it going.
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I've got a set of #1's sitting in my garage.
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I've got a set of #1's sitting in my garage.
HOW MUCH.
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thanks for your help fellas
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i checked rockauto.com and can't find them
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For those looking if you do a search the part numbers are floating around.
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Heres the codes

#1 code Ranger/Explorer torsion bars:

F67Z-5B326-FA Pass side
F67Z-5B326-FB Drivers side

Rockauto doesn't have them. Try https://www.1stfordparts.com/oe_parts_catalog.html

you can also do a search on yahoo/google.
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